Dashing Diva Magic Press Nails Review: Dandelion Wish - Lasting Chip-Resistant Gel Color with a Natural Feel

An honest review of Dashing Diva's Magic Press Nails in the Dandelion Wish style, featuring chip-resistant gel color, comfortable wear, and waterproof durability for up to 7 days. Discover the application process, wear test results, and our overall verdict on this quick and easy press-on manicure option.

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Introducing my in-depth review of Dashing Diva Magic Press Nails in the Dandelion Wish Short style!

If you're looking for instant, on-trend press-on nails that deliver chip-resistant high-shine gel color and a comfortable, natural look and feel, you've come to the right place. 

In this blog post, we'll dive into the application process, sizing options, wear test results, and my overall thoughts on these popular press-on nails. Join me as we explore the pros, cons, and everything you need to know about this convenient alternative to traditional nail polish.

I grabbed these Magic Press press-ons to try during one of Dashing Diva's Mani-Pedi sales recently to give them a try. 

As someone who has had a nail polish and general nail-adornment fixation since I was like 16 years old and could pay for my own acrylic nails, I am curious about all nail products that promise no dry time and long-lasting wear. 

I now am a stay-at-home mom to 3 and I just don't have the time or desire to deal with wet polish and chipping, but I like trendy cute styles and to switch them out once a week or so. 

So, let's explore Magic Press together! 

From Dashing Diva's Website,

  • Instant, on-trend press-on nails that last 
  • Chip resistant high shine gel color
  • Comfortable, natural look and feel 
  • Waterproof wear up to 7 days
  • Pressure sensitive adhesive for stay-put perfection
  • No soak off or painful removal
Personal disclaimer: I find that when a product says "Up To X Days" I can usually get about half that, due to oily nail beds and my own perfectionist tendencies.  


$5 on Sale, $9 Regular Price

Color & Style: 

I grabbed Dandelion Wish in the Short style. 

Where to Buy:

Sally Beauty

Dashing Diva's Website


I choose a Magic Press Short design and even though I have short nail beds, they are not narrow, and some of the nails just barely covered my nail bed. 

Some of the accent designs I couldn't use - only one of the TWELVE accent nails fit my ring fingers, so I had 10 unusable accent nails remaining, which is kind of a bummer. 

In my research, I found that most regular nail people prefer the medium-size Magic Press, but I do kinda like how short they art, just not that my nails were too wide for most accent nails. 

These would be best for small nail beds - both short and narrow - where perhaps most press-ons for adults do not fit you!

I did use the Magic Press Base Shield for this process.

Application process: 

Regular nail prep of pushing back cuticles, cleaning with dish soap, and wiping with alcohol. 

I then used the Magic Press Base Shield, and a little bit of Kiss PowerFlex Nail Glue (stripe down the  middle of my nail), on top of the base shield to hopefully get better adhesion. 

Pressed on each nail one at a time and rubbed for about 30 seconds each. 

Application video:

Initial Thoughts: 

  • With the short style, I found these were too small to wear some of the designs - I didn't have any nails that fit with the glitter, they were all too small and would be better for super, super short nail beds and narrow nail beds. AND I consider myself to have short nail beds, but not short enough! 

  • If I try them again, I will try the medium nail length.

  • I found them less flimsy than Impress and had a better fit. 

  • I usually don't love press-ons with adhesive because I hate the nail gap and hair snags. I found that if you size down, you have less of a gap/minimal gap.

Wear Test:

I wore these for such a short amount of time that I didn't take pictures. 

The next day after the application, I swapped out a nail because it seemed like one was a little big. 

By day 3, the adhesive got gummy for me on certain nails and a few nails started lifting. Once that happens, I'm over it and ready to be done, so I removed them. 

For me, they lasted 3 full days and were comfortable to wear with minimal hair snags. 

Removal Process:

One product from Dashing Diva I absolutely LOVE is the Magic Off Remover - I love this for nail wraps and press-ons. 

I simply lifted the edges of the nail and applied this around the cuticles, and slowly wiggled them off with no damage. 


I liked these for a quick, easy, no-wet polish manicure - but for me, I didn't love them past 3 days. The adhesive became gummy and started lifting, and once that happened, I couldn't deal anymore and had to remove them.

These worked for me to have cute nails and no dry time, so I could stop and do mom tasks and get snacks in between the whole process and there was no risk of ruining things. 

Would I repurchase? 

I think so, for a quick manicure in a cute style, if I could get them during one of Dashing Diva's or Sally Beauty's $5 sales! 

Not sure if I want to spend $9 for a 3-day wear time, but I would definitely grab some during a sale for moments when I want cute nails fast!

And that's it! 



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